Government looking at limiting how fast trucks can go

WALLINGFORD--Truckers may soon be required to slow down, and it would be out of their control.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing that new trucks, buses and other multipurpose passenger vehicles over 26,000 pounds should be built with governors to limit their speed.

Top speeds being considered are 60, 65 and 68 miles per hour.

According to the Motor Transport Association Of Connecticut, the American Trucking Associations was one of the driving forces behind requiring so-called governors.

"We are for safety, there's also data which shows that controlling your speed has fuel efficiency," Joe Sculley, MTAC president, said.

MTAC figures the soonest that governors could be built into new trucks and on the road would be 2020.